Sikhs Honor 2-Year Anniversary of Temple Shooting

Oak Creek Wis. — Sikhs and community members gathered at a Milwaukee-area temple Aug. 5 on the two-year anniversary of the day a white supremacist shot and killed six worshippers.

Members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin held a remembrance ceremony on the evening of Aug. 5. They remembered the six who died and the five people who were wounded, including one priest who remains unable to move or talk.

A ceremony on Aug. 6 honored Oak Creek police officers Brian Murphy and Sam Lenda, who responded to the 2012 shooting.

Murphy was the first to arrive. He was shot 12 times, including in the throat, arm and leg, and he has lingering disabilities. Lenda was able to wound the gunman, who later killed himself.

The officers will be awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery.

Source: India West